Patients Come First

Patients Come First

The Patients Come First Podcast is presented by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Each episode will feature people in the health care community whose work is focused on enhancing patient experience, whether through direct care, medical research, or other efforts. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us Twitter @VirginiaHHA using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.

Episodes

November 28, 2022 26 min

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Charlie Anne Xavier, an entrepreneur, mother, and wife, for a conversation about the tragic accident that left her with severe burns over much of her body, the extensive treatment she received at the Evans-Haynes Burn Center at VCU Health, the will and spirit that has propelled her recovery, and what lies ahead for her. Send questions, comments, feedback,...

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This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Colin Greene, State Health Commissioner with the Virginia Department of Health, for a conversation about his military service, the work of VDH, recent lessons he's learned about leadership since joining the statewide public health agency, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on...

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November 14, 2022 14 min

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Yetty Shobo, PhD, Director of the Healthcare Workforce Data Center at the Virginia Department of Health Professions, for a conversation about healthcare workforce shortages and efforts to address those challenges, her work and career, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or ...

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This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with John Hollis, a Virginia man who unwittingly discovered he is one of the rare humans who has super antibodies that make him largely impervious to COVID-19 and many other respiratory viruses, for a conversation about that discovery and his life since then, his past work in sports journalism, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions...

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This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Rodrigo Perez, a Bon Secours staff member who serves as an athletic trainer for the Richmond Kickers professional soccer club, for a conversation about sports medicine, his professional journey, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst h...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Raymond Chung, a Mary Washington Healthcare orthopedic surgeon, for a conversation about his children’s book "Off to the Races with Mukha the Dingo," his career, and his work to develop new surgical instruments. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFir...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Anthony Faber, PhD, a VCU Health professor and a Massey Cancer Center research scientist leader, for a conversation about advancements in cancer care, including research he's involved in examining the prospect of a novel targeted therapy for an often fatal pediatric cancer. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contac...

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October 10, 2022 14 min

This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Ruddy Rose, PharmD, Director of the Virginia Poison Center at VCU Health, for a conversation about the work of poison control centers in Virginia and across the nation, the types of calls the center receives (household chemicals, narcotics, and venom), and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter ...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features a conversation with Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC) Executive Director Shannon Pursell about her military service in the Middle East, the evolution of mom and baby-focused care during her career, the mission of the VNPC, and the sixth annual VNPC conference scheduled for Oct. 23-24, 2022 at the Fredericksburg Convention Center. Send questions, comments...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with UVA Health Neurosciences and Behavioral Health Administrator Susan Jackiewicz for a conversation about the heightened workplace violence risk health care professionals face as well as ongoing efforts at UVA to protect staff. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using ...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features doctoral student and multiple sclerosis survivor Delaney Liskey, founder of the International Society of Patient Research Scientists, for a conversation about her studies and medical research at the Mayo Clinic, her childhood MS diagnosis, and her efforts to bring the voice of patients into the medical and scientific research community. Send questions, comments, feedba...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Jonathan McNamara of the American Red Cross - Virginia Region for a conversation about the history of the Red Cross and its work to provide disaster relief to communities and families stricken by calamity, the need for blood donors now more than ever amid shortages, moonlighting as a play-by-play sports announcer, and much more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to...

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This episode of VHHA 's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Jim Plews-Ogan, a pediatrician retired from UVA Health, for a conversation about his career, how he is managing a recent ALS diagnosis, his advocacy work to support disease research funding, and much more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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August 29, 2022 18 min

This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dia Kline, a chef and performer born without the ability to smell (a condition known as congenital anosmia), for a conversation about how that impacts her life, her advocacy and awareness efforts, how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to research investments in the loss of smell, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpod...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Nelson Smith, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), for a conversation about his military service, ongoing efforts to enhance Virginia's behavioral health services for patients, working with stakeholders, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. K. Singh Sahni, Medical Director of the Neuroscience and Gamma Knife Center at Johnston-Willis Hospital, for a conversation about brain tumors, surgical advances that allow such conditions to be treated in outpatient settings, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or ...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Macon Sizemore, VCU Health Director of Rehabilitative Services, for a conversation about his work and his decades long practice of donating blood, which makes him one of the most prolific blood donors on record. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Clifford Deal III, a surgeon with Henrico Doctors' Hospital, for a conversation about his medical career, military service and airborne parachuting adventures, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Sharon Blackwell, a nurse and case manager at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare who recently was named a 2022 Health Care Hero by Hampton Roads Inside Business Journal, for a discussion of her work, hospital efforts to improve community health and reduce disparities through the Wellness Wednesdays program, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, ...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Laurel Aparicio, Director of Early Impact Virginia, for a discussion about the organization and its home visiting outreach with young families as part of efforts to improve clinical outcomes for parents and children, the work of affiliate organization Families Forward Virginia, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com...

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